Led by Professor David Patterson, this four-part course will examine the millennial phenomenon of what has been deemed “the longest hatred”: Antisemitism. Exploring the history, causes, and essence of Jew hatred, the course delves into its philosophical, theological, ideological, political, and social aspects. The ultimate aim of the course is to arrive at a deeper understanding of the essence of Jew hatred as it appears among very diverse peoples and cultures ranging from ancient Greeks to modern intellectuals, from Saint Augustine to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, from Karl Marx to Adolf Hitler.
Recordings are available for purchase.
David Patterson holds the Hillel A. Feinberg Chair in Holocaust Studies, Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies, University of Texas at Dallas. A Winner of the National Jewish Book Award, the Koret Jewish Book Award, and the Holocaust Scholars’ Eternal Flame Award, he has published more than 35 books and more than 200 articles, essays, and book chapters on topics in literature, philosophy, the Holocaust, and Jewish studies. His most recent books include Portraits: Elie Wiesel’s Hasidic Legacy (forthcoming), The Holocaust and the Non-Representable (2018), Anti-Semitism and Its Metaphysical Origins (2015), Genocide in Jewish Thought (2012), and A Genealogy of Evil: Anti-Semitism from Nazism to Islamic Jihad.
Limited student scholarships available upon request: [email protected]
The Why of Antisemitism
The Medieval Antecedents of Modern Antisemitism
The Essence of Nazi Antisemitism